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Air Fryer Tofu
Air fried tofu.

Air fryer tofu – perfectly crispy like its been in the deep fryer, but way healthier. Easy to prepare and ready in no time.

How to Cook Tofu in an Air Fryer

For years I thought I didn’t like tofu. I had only tried the wobbly kind that you get in in stir fries. That was up until I tried deep fried tofu, a.k.a. crispy clouds of perfection! Unfortunately anything deep fried cannot be that healthy for you.

Enter the air fryer.

It took a couple of attempts, but here is the recipe to air fry tofu to perfection. It is crisp and light and delicious. Also ready in no time.

Cooked tofu in air fryer basket
Air fried tofu.
Air fried tofu

Air Fryer Tofu

How to cook tofu in an air fryer
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4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 2
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Eliza


  • 10 oz tofu (firm style)
  • 2 tsp five spice
  • 1 tsp flour
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • olive oil


  • Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C).
  • Mix spice, salt sugar and oil in a bowl.
  • Cut tofu into approx. 1in cubes.
  • Add tofu to bowl and gently mix to coat tofu cubes in the spice mix.
  • Place tofu in air fryer basket so that the cubes are not touching each other.
  • Air fry tofu for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with Hoisin sauce or soy sauce.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13.4g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 57.6mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 1.4g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 3.2mg
Tags: Air fryer, tofu

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